Welcome to Noshrac. A harsh desert world where humankind is at the brink of extinction. You are a Son of Nor, a mage with telekinetic powers and the ability to bend the elements to your will, trained to defend the remaining humans from the onslaught of the Sarahul Empire and the perils of the desert. Solve puzzles using your telekinetic powers, venture through long forgotten temples, terraform the desert and fight to the death alongside your friends in this co-op fantasy action adventure.

Report article RSS Feed Son of Nor Dev Diary #17 - Scarab Attack!

This week we implemented a new monster type and crowd behavior and prepare to release a closed alpha.

Posted by ChrisPolus on Jan 6th, 2013

Happy New Year everybody! We at stillalive hope you had a great transition. We certainly had. And we're back with a backpack full of motivation. Probably the biggest news is that we started to pay our first members! This means we left the path of a hobby project and show especially our members that we're serious about this project! We won a governmental boost in Austria for our project and the business plan and we started to send that money to our artists. From now on, 2 people get paid for working at stillalive studios, and 1.5 will be added to the payroll next month. That's great as well as terrifying...

What happened in game development:

  • Our main character gets a new rig and we hope to finally implement the new main character model into the game. We know the current one with its animations looks awful!
  • Daniel, one of our concept and 3D artists modeled a bug he concepted a few weeks back (see our image library for these concepts).
  • Julian implemented the bugs and added crowd behaviour. Bugs don't yet have any animation though, they just slide on the ground, but it's barely visible.
  • We're working on a closed alpha where we will send an early demo to a very small amount of people to get early feedback on the controls.

Thank you members and fans for a fantastic year last year. We're all looking forward to what'll happen in 2013.


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Zollec
Zollec Jan 6 2013, 5:26pm says:

yep, nice work with that rearangement, but the animation of main character is kinda strange. Wil u work on it?

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taintedpyro813
taintedpyro813 Jan 6 2013, 9:20pm replied:

of course they will work on it, its still really early in development, they know it looks funny, there not idiots :P they just have lots of other things to focus that are more important they will come back to this later

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ChrisPolus
ChrisPolus Jan 7 2013, 3:04am replied:

exactly right :)

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Zollec
Zollec Jan 7 2013, 8:37am says:

XD Jeez I know that. I just gently said that animation is S**T. And I am glad they are not idiots :) But dont get me wrong. This game looks interesting.

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Squeebo
Squeebo Jan 7 2013, 9:15pm says:

Lookin' really good so far!

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